•Artwood Vintage Thermo Aged™

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Thermo Aged™ Only choice selected and seasoned tone wood can be cured to Thermo Aged™ wood. The wood is heated in a vacuum with a specific treatment for each kind of the wood in order to release water and decompose resin contained within the wood. As a result, Thermo Aged™ tone wood becomes light, hard and stable like tone wood dried for decades, while providing amazing response and a louder sound. The tone character includes a full-bodied low-end and a great smooth sustain in the treble strings which are common features of vintage guitars. Plus, the Thermo Aged™ process turns spruce tops amber, adding another vintage characteristic. VIEW ALL *A simplified graph based on the analysis of the sound source recorded under a specific condition and a playing style Simplified Graph Comparing Thermo Aged™ to Non-Thermo Aged Guitars The Thermo Aged™ process makes the sound louder across the entire frequency range, especially the bass and treble areas. (The base line in the graph represents the sound character of Non-Thermo Aged guitar). Having a Thermo Aged™ solid back brings further enhancement to the sound along with the Thermo Aged™ solid top; even more bass, even more treble, and plenty of punch. Ibanez Introduces “Thermo Aged” Artwood Vintage Acoustics Thermo Aged™ Solid Top and Spruce X Bracing Thermo Aged™ Solid top w/Thermo Aged™ Spruce X bracing delivers ample volume and an enormous frequency range. Thermo Aged™ Solid Mahogany Back and Spruce Back Bracing (AVD10, AVM10, AVN10) Thermo Aged™ solid Mahogany back and Thermo Aged™ Spruce back bracing offers a wide open resonant sound with vivid tone projection. Bone nut and saddle A bone nut and saddle provide optimal transference of the natural string vibration. Grover® Chrome Open Gear tuners w/Butterbean knobs (AVD10, AVM10, AVN10) Grover® open gear tuners w/butterbean knobs(18:1 gear ratio) ensure accurate, stable tuning and help reduce the headstock weight, while contributing to the vintage look. Deluxe Design Mother Of Pearl Fretboard Inlay(AVD10, AVM10, AVN10) Ibanez’s original Mother of Pearl fretboard inlay adds to the timeless look Artwood Vintage guitars. D’Addario® NB1253 Nickel Bronze strings D’Addario® Nickel Bronze strings emphasize the natural voice of Thermo Aged™ wood with incredible clarity, resonance and...

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Nino Percussion

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 Learning to play an instrument and making music are life-changing things to do, especially for children. Starting this in early childhood nurtures many things including perception, motor skills and the ability to learn and retain information. Making music also promotes personal confidence and social skills. These are all beneficial well beyond one’s childhood years. NINO® Percussion offers an outstanding collection of musical instruments designed specifically for children. These more than meet the requirements of early childhood music education and are ideal for kindergarten and school programs, or for music therapy and other music-making activities. It is important to know that NINO® Percussion instruments are not toys. These are the real thing, designed for safety, durability, attractiveness and playability. Most importantly, they are in tune and musical. In fact, the only difference between NINO® Percussion instruments and those created for adults is their size and colour.These appealing and pleasing designs are all made in Germany. And because they are of such a high quality and include a wide variety of sound choices, they are extremely popular with young players of all ages (teachers love them too). Yes, whether played alone or within a group, the performance and sound quality of NINO® Percussion instruments make them the ideal choice for young musicians and those who teach them. More...

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Ibanez and Paul Stanley Reunite

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Ibanez and Paul Stanley Reunite

Ibanez and Paul Stanley Reunite Bensalem, PA – In 1976, Ibanez approached KISS frontman, Paul Stanley, to collaborate on a signature guitar that would become the instrument with which he would be forever associated. Now, for the first time since 1996, Paul and Ibanez have reunited to re-issue three exciting new versions of the original Paul Stanley Signature Model. “Renewing my collaboration with Ibanez feels like going home to where it all started,” commented Stanley. “The guitars we created remain iconic and we will celebrate them and more as we move forward into our future together.”  “We’re very excited to be partnering again with Paul Stanley,” said Ibanez Artist Relations Manager, Mike Taft.  “It’s been an amazing year for both Paul and the band, including the release of his best-selling autobiography, the band’s long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the ongoing world tour to commemorate their 40th Anniversary together. I couldn’t think of a better time for Paul to reunite with Ibanez. Along with their distinctive styling, these historic instruments have proven themselves on albums and in concert worldwide, where their sound has made them sought after by guitarists for...

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